Diphtheria is an upper respiratory tract illness characterized by sore throat, low-grade fever, and an adherent membrane of the tonsil(s), pharynx, and/or nose. A milder form of diphtheria can be limited to the skin. It is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, an aerobic Gram-positive bacterium.
Diphtheria as related to Childhood Immunization
- Diphtheria | Clinical Features | CDC
Diphtheria once was a major cause of illness and death among children. The United States recorded 206,000 cases of diphtheria in 1921, resulting in 15,520 deaths.
- NC DPH, WCH: Immunization Branch
Home page for the N.C. Immunization Branch. We facilitate the provision of immunization services to the citizens of North Carolina. Find information about ...
- Diphtheria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Signs and symptoms may vary from mild to severe. They usually start two to five days ...
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis: Recommendations for ...
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis: Recommendations for Vaccine Use and Other Preventive Measures Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory …
- Childhood Immunization: MedlinePlus
Childhood immunization involve vaccines that protect children from more than a dozen diseases. Learn more on how to protect your child.
- Combination Vaccines for Childhood Immunization - …
An increasing number of new and improved vaccines to prevent childhood diseases are being introduced. Combination vaccines represent one solution to the problem of ...
- Delay in diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus vaccination is ...
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP) -- Five-Dose Series 2-4 months: The first two doses are given at 2 and 4 months old. 4-6 months: The third dose is given at 6 months.
- Immunizations - For Children - Childhood Immunization ...
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